Author Archives: Jason Greenough

Hari Kondabolu Brings Humor and Hope to the Trump Era

Hari Kondabolu Brings Humor and Hope to the Trump Era

Photo Credit: Yoon Kim During the days of the Trump presidency, stand up comedy has, in many ways, become a  tool to comprehend our political frustrations as much as it has been an escape from them — and one comedian we can thank is Hari Kondabolu. It’s business as usual for the Queens, New York,

Guitarist Billy Martin of Good Charlotte discusses band’s new album, Generation Rx

Good Charlotte hits Worcester on Tuesday, Oct. 23. SCN spoke with Billy Martin, far left, about their newest album. Photo: Ville Juurikkala. For nearly 20 years, Pop-Punk quintet Good Charlotte has used their talents to focus on the little things. Now in 2018, inspired by the death of an artist on the rise, they’re shifting

MC5 Guitarist Marks 50 Years of Kicking Out the Jams With Tour, Autobiography

It’s been 50 years since The MC5 burst onto the Detroit rock scene with their groundbreaking sense of rebellion and their loud- and at that point, unheard of stage presence. The Motor City quintet’s music has gone on to influence countless punk, rock and metal musicians over the last half century, and guitarist Wayne Kramer

Moe Pope: BMA Winner and Hip-Hop Vet is Ready to Rock Boston Calling

Photo: Chris Rocco Moe Pope would love to rap about money, girls, and drugs, but over time, as he has watched injustices like police brutality toward unarmed black men go unpunished, it became clear to him that STL GLD, a collaboration between him and Cambridge-based producer The Arcitype, needed to strive for something bigger than

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Being About Something: Vanna’s Shawn Marquis Talks Progress, Money in Politics and Life Off the Road

Photo: Lance Donati Shawn Marquis went from playing bass on stages around the world, a profession that seems fairly quixotic, to the more practical world of brand awareness. But what might sound like a lopsided trade-off to some is almost equally as fun an exchange for the mustachioed musician. After Boston-bred hardcore legends Vanna announced

Flogging Molly’s David King is One of the Lucky Ones – and He Knows It

David King has always known he was lucky, and it has fueled him throughout Flogging Molly’s 20-year career, a span of time in which they’ve continued their success as one of the most well-respected names in rock and roll. The Irish punk septet is now celebrating with the release of its sixth studio album, “Life

Finding Laughs in Heavy Times: an Interview with Comedy Power Couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher

Photo: Left to right, Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher. Photo: Robyn Von Swank Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher have toured together for years, performing stand-up comedy all over the country. But this time around, for their “Back-to-Back” tour which hits the Wilbur Theater on November 4, things are feeling a bit different for the couple.

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